The Los Angeles Dodgers shocked the baseball world with a massive trade that saw some familiar faces get traded to the Cincinnati Reds.
After weeks of speculation, the Los Angeles Dodgers finally made the first big move of the offseason and boy, was it a sad one.
This was nothing more than a salary dump that stocked up prospects. This move signals that the Dodgers are going to do something big, whether it is trading for Corey Kluber or J.T. Realmuto or signing superstar Bryce Harper.
Something is going to happen. A contending team wouldn’t trade three expiring contracts in a salary dump unless it was sure that more moves were to follow.
Either way, it was saddening to see Puig, Kemp and Wood go, with Puig getting most of the love and support from the Dodgers’ faithful.
In many ways, Puig was the symbol of the end of the Frank McCourt era and, along with Clayton Kershaw, Hyun-Jin Ryu and Kenley Jansen, was a member of the Dodgers for all six NL West titles. The Wild Horse encapsulated the kid inside all of that just wanted to be a big league player and will go down as one of the biggest fan favorites in Dodgers history.
While we understand this move is for the best, we certainly are going to miss Yasiel Puig on the Dodgers. Let’s take a walk down memory lane at our favorite Puig memories.